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Old Time Religion

 
 
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By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Old Time Religion Marker
Inscription.
Around 1888 near this site,
Charles D. Tillman was
conducting a tent revival
and first heard the
local Negro spiritual
"Old Time Religion."
Tillman had the song leader
assist him in notating the
music and lyrics. It is now
seen in nearly every Gospel
Song book and sung in
languages around
the world.

 
Erected 1976 by Lexington, South Carolina American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 33° 58.983′ N, 81° 14.183′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Church Street and East Butler Street, on the right when traveling north on North Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington SC 29072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Stephen's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Courthouses (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lexington County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington County World War I Monument
Old Time Religion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Old Time Religion Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington County Veterans Monument (approx. ľ mile away); Lexington Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hazelius House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kitchen (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Fox House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charlie D. Tillman (1861-1943). Charlie Tillman, who called Atlanta home for most of his career, was a pioneer composer, performer, and publisher of southern gospel music. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Old Time Religion. (Give Me That) Old-Time Religion (and similar spellings) is a traditional Gospel song dating from 1873, when it was included in a list of Jubilee songs—or earlier. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Lyrics to "Old Time Religion"
Refrain
Give me that the old time religion,
Give me that the old time religion,
Give me that the old time religion,
And
Charles D. Tillman<br>(1861-1943) image. Click for full size.
By New Georgia Encyclopedia
3. Charles D. Tillman
(1861-1943)
itís good enough for me.

It was good for our mothers.
It was good for our mothers.
It was good for our mothers.
And itís good enough for me.

Refrain

Makes me love everybody.
Makes me love everybody.
Makes me love everybody.
And itís good enough for me.

Refrain

It has saved our fathers.
It has saved our fathers.
It has saved our fathers.
And itís good enough for me.

Refrain

It will do when I am dying.
It will do when I am dying.
It will do when I am dying.
And itís good enough for me.

Refrain

It will take us all to heaven.
It will take us all to heaven.
It will take us all to heaven.
And itís good enough for me.

Refrain
    — Submitted September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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